December 6, 2012 by bfranklin2076
While I don’t pretend to believe that we ever had a pure non-interventionist or “just war” foreign policy (even at our earliest stages) I certainly think we have strayed so far from that ideal and what was laid out by our founders. There are and will certainly continue to be unintended consequences from what our government has done and continues to do abroad. That’s not to say there isn’t a credible radical Islamic threat, but we have to question whether or not our governments support (e.g. Syrian rebels, Muslim Brotherhood) or even actions (Iraq, Libya, expanding drone war, and numerous bases in the middle east) will add more fuel to that growing fire? Do we create more terrorists then we try to destroy? If so, when does that cycle end? How many more preemptive wars will we need to start? Either way violence and continual war are mechanisms, whether it be intentional or from good intention, for more power within the state.